African religions: a very short introduction

Worldview, cosmology, and myths of origins -- Gods, ancestors, and spirit beings -- Sacred authority : divine kingship, priests, and diviners -- Ceremonies, festivals, and rituals -- Sacred arts and ritual performances -- Christianity and Islam in Africa -- African religions today

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Main Author: Olúpǫ̀nà, Jacob Kę́hiǹdé 1951-
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Oxford [u.a.] Oxford University Press 2014
In:Year: 2014
Series/Journal:Very short introductions
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Africa / Religion
Further subjects:B Africa Religious life and customs
B Religious practice
B Islam
B Introduction
B Africa
B Religion
B Religion and culture Africa
B Nature religion
B Traditional culture
B Christian world view
B Africa Religion
B Ancestor cult
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Summary:Worldview, cosmology, and myths of origins -- Gods, ancestors, and spirit beings -- Sacred authority : divine kingship, priests, and diviners -- Ceremonies, festivals, and rituals -- Sacred arts and ritual performances -- Christianity and Islam in Africa -- African religions today
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:0199790582